Front row:  Jaydin Parks (left) and Mason Smiddy (right).  Back row:  L-R Judge Lena Nelson, Spelling Bee Coordinator Stephanie White, Judge Dylan Leach and Judge Josh James.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Mason Smiddy of La Follette Elementary School is on his way to the News Sentinel Southern Appalachia Regional Spelling Bee in mid-March.    He will represent LES at the annual event at Knoxville after he won the LES Spelling Bee last week.  Smiddy, along with hundreds of other students, will compete for a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. in May.  Jaydin Parks was the runner up for La Follette Elementary School. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/23/2020-6AM)